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Colonel Slocum Castleton of Virginia sends his son Rodney to New York to get an education, but instead he marries Viola Bretagne, who successfully plays the ingenue for her new husband but cannot keep Slocum from recognizing her as a vamp. When the couple comes to Virginia, Slocum offers to pay Viola to leave Rodney, but she always refuses. Then, after announcing that she is pregnant, Viola suggests that Slocum give her $20,000 in exchange for a separation of indeterminate length. From this offer, Slocum realizes that there is only one way to get rid of Viola permanently, and as part of his plan, he agrees to pay the money. The next day, he asks her to accompany him to the bank to make the withdrawal, and then, while they are riding together in his carriage, Slocum drives the horses off a cliff and sacrifices his own life in order to kill Viola.